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: Humour by Numbers - In the Mess and the Ranks

Lieut.-Col. A. C. Alford

This is the third of a series on the Wit and Humour incidental to callings and professions. The first of the series dealt with law, the second with music, and it is possible that this talk will raise even more smiles and rouse more memories than the others.


Speaker: Lieut.-Col A.C. Alford

: S.B. from London

(9.10 Local Announcements; Sports Bulletin)

: Film Flickers

'Strange to relate, but wonderfully true,
That even shadows have their shadows too'.

The Station Orchestra
Conducted by Warwick Braithwaite

Reginald Phillips (Entertainer)
'Take your Girlie to the Movies
Down at Mulligan's Picture Show'


Musicians: The Station Orchestra
Conductor: Warwick Braithwaite
Entertainer: Reginald Phillips

: Film Flickers: This Film Business

A Farce in One Act by Edwin Lewis.
Played by the Station Radio Players

Scene: Mrs. Davies's kitchen about that time of night when the hero and heroine on the films are kissing in their final 'close-up,' while the audience are searching for mislaid gloves, hats, and handkerchiefs, and a certain portion is releasing hands at the threat of sudden lights.
Sarah and Hannah are discussing the destinies of the young folk, and as every woman is a born matchmaker, they have been doing what you expect. Sarah is very practical and knows that the way to make things happen is not to hope so much as to pull the strings. Just now, like the writer of film melodrama, she is arranging her scenario for the entertainment.


Writer: Edwin Lewis
Sarah Jones (a miner's wife. about fifty): Mary MacDonald Taylor
Hannah Davies (Sarah's life-long friend): Nan Porter
Mary Davies (age twenty-two. Hannah's film-struck daughter): Lillian Mills
Herbert Jones (a practical young miner, but in love): John Morgan
Two-Gun Jeb (a filmy friend): Donald Davies

: Film Flickers: Orchestra

March, 'Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse'

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